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59 is a prime number from 1-100. 59 has 2 factors, 1 and 59. It is the seventeenth prime number, and the seventeenth prime number from 1-100.

ProofsEdit

  • Yes — 59 can be divided by 1.
  • No — 59 cannot be divided by 2-58.
  • Yes — 59 can be divided by 59.


As an Exponent of Mersenne NumberEdit

259 - 1, which is the number 576,460,752,303,423,487, is divisible by 179,951, and therefore not a prime number.

Relationship with other odd numbersEdit

The numbers beforeEdit

  • The previous odd number, 57, is not a prime number. It is divisible by 3 and 19.
  • The odd number previous to 57 is 55. 55 is not a prime number. It is divisible by 5 and 11.
  • The odd number previous to 55 is 53. 53 is a prime number.
    • 53 and 59 are six numbers apart; therefore, they are sexy primes.

The numbers afterEdit

  • The next odd number, 61, is a prime number.
    • There are no odd numbers between 59 and 61. As a result, they are twin primes.
  • 63, the odd number following 61, is not a prime number. It is divisible by 3, 7, 9, and 21.
  • 67 is the next prime number after 61.
    • 61 and 67 are six numbers apart, so they are sexy primes.

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